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April 29, 2004

Gotta dance

Dance Baltimore!, the free, all-day event at the Mechanic Theatre begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with dance workshops for all ages and levels of dance experience, lasting until noon. An afternoon performance, beginning at 2 o'clock, will present eight award-winning youth dance companies, including the Morton Street Dance Center and Baltimore Ballet. The day's final event begins at 8 p.m. with performances from adult professional dance ensembles, including Ballet Theatre of Maryland and the Stephanie Powell DanseEnsemble. Vendors with information on dance schools, companies and retail merchandise will also participate.

Dance Baltimore! is Saturday at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza. For more information, to register for a workshop or to order tickets, call 866-756-5673 or visit www.missiontix.com.

- Elizabeth L. Piccirillo

da da kamera returns

The avant-garde Canadian troupe da da kamera will be back at the Theatre Project on Wednesday with a pre-New York run of its latest show, Cul-de-Sac, written and performed by Daniel MacIvor.

A murder mystery set in a suburban cul-de-sac, the one-man show stars MacIvor in eight roles ranging from an elderly veterinarian to an angst-ridden 13-year-old girl. Next week, two short films by da da kamera, Until I Hear From You and Touch, will be part of the Maryland Film Festival, which begins May 6.

Show times for "Cul-de-Sac" at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., are 8 p.m. May 5-8 and 3 p.m. May 9. Tickets are $20, except for Wednesday's opening-night benefit for the theater, which is $50 and includes a pre-show dinner and a post-show reception. Call 410-752-8558.

- J. Wynn Rousuck

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